According to the US Department of Veteran Affairs, more than 15% of homeless adults are veterans. A disturbing reality faced by the men and women who risked their lives to grant us with the freedoms we enjoy everyday. Homeless People, Veterans Infographic, Homeless Veterans, Homeless In America, My Heart, Veterans Homeless, Homeless America, America Infographic, Veterans Affairs
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Statistics on homelessness in the United States. Families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population, making up 36% of homeless Americans.
One of the major challenges facing veterans is homelessness. Of the 636,017 homeless people in the United States, 67,495 are veterans. Veterans are twice as likely to become chronically homeless as other Americans. This is due, in part, to veterans’ heightened risk of unemployment, foreclosure and poverty.
When you see a homeless person with a sign, many people will assume they're asking for money but most of them just want an opportunity to live in a home and to have a minimum wage paying job. They want change.